Martha Schofield, Program

Friend Harold Finnegan of Darby Meeting in Pennsylvania has prepared a program about Martha Schofield, an ardent abolitionist and suffragist from PA who moved to Aiken and founded Schofield School during Reconstruction to educate freed slaves.  Today its descendant operates as Schofield Middle School where many children have continued to further their education.  Harold will cover the…

A Brief History of Columbia Friends Meeting

Quakers were a significant group in the population of the Carolinas from the late 1600s through the 1700s, and an early governor of the Carolinas was a Quaker. A number of meetings were established in North Carolina, while in South Carolina there were sizeable meetings in Charleston, Camden, and Newberry.

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